Karen welcomes professor and author Dr. Carol George to the show for part one of their conversation on Dr. George's work on the development of both the Adult Attachment Interview and the Adult Attachment Projective Picture System. Part two will be released Tuesday, April 26th.
Carol George, Ph.D., is Professor Emerita of Psychology and Distinguished Research Fellow at Mills College, Oakland, CA where she also co-directed the 21-year Mills College Infant Mental Health program. Dr. George is an internationally renowned attachment expert and teaches courses and trainings in attachment theory and assessment. Dr. George received her doctorate in developmental psychology from the University of California, Berkeley in 1984. Dr. George developed the Adult Attachment Interview (AAI, 1984, 1985, 1996) with Drs. Main and Kaplan. Before working with Dr. West on the AAP, Dr. George developed with Dr. Judith Solomon two other well-validated attachment-based representational assessments, including the Attachment Doll Play Assessment (for children ages 4-12 yrs.) and the Caregiving Interview (for parents of children prenatal-12 years). The development and validation of these assessments made important contributions to the development of the AAP. Dr. George has authored numerous research articles and book chapters on adult and child attachment and caregiving. Her books include The Adult Attachment Projective Picture System with Malcolm West and edited attachment volumes with Dr. Solomon the books, Attachment Disorganization (1999) and Disorganized Attachment and Caregiving (2011). She is an Assistant Editor and on the editorial board of Attachment and Human Development and Director of the International AAP Training Consortium. Dr. George does extensive clinical consultation integrating attachment in treatment across the life span.